I've stated before how boggled I am by the fact that George Bush hasn't been impeached. It seems to me to be a no-brainer, and watching a CBC Fifth Estate special recently got me thinking about this again.
The special is on Google Video and is titled the Lies that led to War. Basically Bob McKeown takes - point by point - every reason that the Bush administration gave for going to war in Iraq, and assesses how much truth actually lay behind each of the reasons.
And, if you care, here are some of back stories on George and his administration.
- The Impeach Bush compendium.
and Peter Pace on the Iraq War
- White House editing climate change reports to make them appear less drastic.
- Bush setting torture policies
- George’s mideast legacy (below the Valentine’s Day stuff)
This image came from this video on You Tube.
I also really like Will Ferrell as Bush speaking about climate change.
And finally, just for interest's sake - a Newsweek poll about a week ago shows bush's approval rating at 26% - the lowest of any president since Nixon, who resigned so that he couldn't be impeached.
And even though places like Vermont want to impeach Bush, I took a look at the U.S. Constitution, and from what I can see it is the Senate which has the power to impeach the President, but there can be no conviction without the agreement of 2/3's of the senators. Since the senate currently has 49 republicans, 49 democrats, and two independents, I guess the democrats don't feel like they have the numbers to actually get a conviction.